How are you leveraging your database? In the latest RISMedia webinar, "Your Database: Maximizing Its Potential for Profit," moderated by Cleve Gaddis, coach with Workman Success Systems, and sponsored by Elm Street Technology, the focus was capitalizing on your database to generate maximum ROI. Related: From Contact List to Follow-Up Machine: Database Tips Featured...

By Bill Gassett Social media marketing offers real estate agents a powerful tool for their business. Most REALTORS® have at least considered creating a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account, and many more already have accounts where they try to draw in potential clients. But there's a learning curve to using social media, especially when it comes to bolstering a...

It's that time of year again. The spring market is in full swing and crowds of buyers are fighting over their dream house—or at least the closest thing to it, considering this year's nationwide inventory shortage isn't leaving many options. So, what does that mean? For the most part, higher prices, more competition and a whole lot of bids. Listings in good condition...

Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers in the U.S. housing market. Last year, single men only made up 8 percent of homebuyers, while single women made up a whopping 18 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Related: Where Are Women Buying Homes? The profile also reveals that...

As owner and principal broker of VR Gateway Business Brokers of St. Louis, Jeff Kalil currently serves as a licensed real estate professional, a member of the St. Louis Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and a Military Relocation Professional specialist. However, Kalil tells us that his main focus is helping business owners sell their companies...

By Scott Bay Owning a rental property can be a lucrative business. There's a lot of potential for landlords to generate passive income by renting out homes. Real estate isn’t all passive, though. Property owners should be checking in on their rental properties on a regular basis to ensure tenants are taking care of the home and that everything is in good...

Ever wonder where homeowners with the highest income levels are congregating? The experts at PropertyShark.com recently set out to find out just that. The site searched for the top 100 zip codes with high-income homeowners, and then compared these findings to the top 100 zip codes with the most expensive homes. Their findings may surprise you. It seems that being...

By Catherine Claire Unlike businesses where the office environment may be predictable day in and day out, REALTORS® often find themselves in vastly different settings with unique clients multiple times a day. This unpredictability can make dressing for success a little bit tricky—you may be checking in on the progress of a new build in the morning, but need to...

By Dixie Somers If you're looking to raise the value of your home, especially for resale purposes, you've undoubtedly heard all sorts of ideas that will get the job done, many of which may be too expensive or too difficult for you to handle at the moment. Many require a large chunk of change, and while they may very well give you a return on your investment, you may...

While most U.S. homebuyers are looking for Craftsman-style homes or Capes as their primary residence, when it comes to purchasing a second home or vacation property, styles radically change to match the relaxing and exotic feel of highly sought-after vacation spots. A new report by Point2Homes uses Google search data to determine where U.S. residents are looking...